Monday, 16 February 2015

New makeup bits + makeup look

My makeup collection is a bit out of control, but I am always excited to try new products or brands. I am sure you can relate to my obsession, haha :) The newest additions to my stash are the Laura Geller Primer, a couple of Topshop gems from Feelunique, Claudia Louch Foundation and Powder, some of new Bourjois launches and Benefit Rollerlash. With lots of new bits and bobs to try out, I decided to create a quick makeup look as well, just in case you missed my face :) 

If you shop at feelunique.com, you will be happy to know that they now stock Laura Geller and Topshop products. Yay! Feelunique is one of my favourite online shopping destinations, so I love seeing new brands being added to the site, especially when it comes to makeup :) 

I started with priming my skin with the Laura Geller Spackle Tinted Make-Up Primer in Champagne* (£24.00). Oh my, it is fantastic! It feels super hydrating and adds a nice, natural looking glow to the skin to make it look more awake and radiant. It is very lightweight and sinks into the skin, without creating a slippery layer. It just smooths the skin and preps it for the rest of your makeup, making it adhere better and last longer. It is also packed with natural plant extracts, powerful anti-oxidants and Aloe Vera Gel. I am in love!

My current favourite foundation is the Claudia Louch High Definition Foundation* (£52.50). It is pricey, but I really like the finish. It looks natural, feels lightweight and gives medium coverage and a flawless finish. It has been created with HD cameras in mind, so it photographs beautifully. The texture is creamy and luxurious and the formula is hypoallergenic and kind too skin. 

To set the foundation I used the Mineral Loose Powder* (£47.50) from the  Claudia Louch Makeup range and again, it is lovely and gives a natural finish. It reduces shine, absorbs excess oil and adds an extra layer of coverage. It doesn't clog pores, so it's perfect for breakout prone skin that reacts to heavy powders. It can also be used as a mineral foundation.

I didn't contour, but I used the Topshop Beauty Glow Dust* (£12.00) as a luminous bronzer/highlighter on my cheeks.  The golden colour is absolutely beautiful and I love using it on my chest as well for a bit of colour and shimmer. I also like the packaging, as it features a mesh dispenser.

On my lips, I am wearing the Topshop Beauty Lip Polish in Twin* (£8.00). When I first looked at the bullet, I thought it will be a super dark and intense purple, but it is actually a sheer pink/purple shade. Vampy, but wearable. The finish is very glossy and the formula feels moisturising and  comfortable to wear. I am really impressed.

I also want to mention the High Gloss Nail Polish In Toot* (£6.00), because it is just fab! It dries really fast and lasts on the nails for 3 days+ (miracle on my ridiculous nails that chip easily). It is easy to apply as well.

Topshop Lipstick in Twin and Glow Dust in Radiate.
My eye makeup is super simple, thanks to the new Bourjois Colorbands* (£5.99 each). They are cream shadows/liners and they are very easy to work with. You use them like a crayon, blend with your finger or brush and you are done. Once the colour sets, it won't budge all day! Fab! I used shade 06 allover the lid and shade 04 in the inner corner.

The next product I used is the most exciting launch for me! Bourjois Liner Pinceau in Ultra Black* (£6.99) is a new addition to the Liner Pinceau range (my Holy Grail liners!) and it is simply AMAZING! I personally find the brush and formula the easiest to work with, creating a perfect flick every time. I have been using Liner Pinceau Liners for years and I can't recommend them enough.

On my lashes I used the new Benefit Rollerlash Mascara (magazine sample from Elle, full size £19.50). After trying a sample, I stocked up on 2 more, because I really like it. Rollerlash adds length and a nice curl to my flat lashes, doesn't flake or smudge and creates definition. I just wish it added a bit more volume, but you can't have everything, right?

There is one products I am using on my brows at the moment and it is the Joan Collins Brow & Eye Definition Kit* (£23.00). I mix the black and brown shade to create a custom colour for my brows, apply it with the black end of the little brush and brush the hair through with the spoolie. I rarely use the highlight and wax, but they are pretty good. You also get a decent double ended brush and little tweezers. Everything you need for your brows in a gorgeous gold compact.


Have you tried any of the products I used to create this look?

*PR samples


  
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